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Sarge replied to the topic 'New member' in the forum. 21 minutes ago

Welcome Jan. Ask all the questions you want. Lots of helpful folks here.

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Tootler replied to the topic 'Favorite Songs' in the forum. 3 hours 20 minutes ago

That's a really cool link. I listened to about the first 20 minutes. I'll have to go back later as I have to be up early in the morning.

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Harmlessonica replied to the topic 'New member' in the forum. 3 hours 38 minutes ago

Welcome, Jan!

wait - you were born in '58, and now you're 58 - what are the odds? :)

We have players of all levels here, feel free to ask any questions you might have.

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Harmlessonica replied to the topic 'Beer Barrel Polka Bb (song of the monthJuly 2016)' in the forum. 3 hours 44 minutes ago

Yes, Richard, in addition to what Marcy said, you can also start your own topic for any other discussion or recording you want to post. Also, you can post your recordings to your own profile so all of them will be in one place.

The links below may be of some use.

How to Post Videos to a Discussion Topic

How to Link Videos to Your Profile (Step by Step)

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JST created a new topic ' New member' in the forum. 8 hours 5 minutes ago

Hi All,
I am a new member i am from 58, and live in Denmark i have been playing blues music on drums for 25 years.
Now i want to play blues harp and i just love it.
Regards
Jan from Denmark

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Marcy replied to the topic 'Beer Barrel Polka Bb (song of the monthJuly 2016)' in the forum. 12 hours 13 minutes ago

Yes, in the forum Technique and Learning to Play you'll find threads for each song of the month. You just click on the song you've worked up and post it there.

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richardarmstrong replied to the topic 'Beer Barrel Polka Bb (song of the monthJuly 2016)' in the forum. 12 hours 19 minutes ago

Harmlessonica wrote:

Excellent contribution Richard, thanks for sharing.

The first page of this site is like a bulletin board that shows activity in the various topics, or any messages posted directly there. You can click the blue links to go direct to the relevant topic, or use the menu on the black bar at the top of the page to go to the discussion forum, and browse the forum topics that way...

THANKS FOR THE ASSISTANCE Harmlessonica:
I assume the topic " Technique and Learning to Play" is where I need to post a performance in future.

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Harmlessonica commented on AndyT's video 13 hours 21 minutes ago

Great video, thanks for sharing. I've never tried one of these but you've certainly whet my appetite now! We should definitely compile club members'...

Harmonica Review - Hohner Meisterklasse MS key...

Out of the Box review of my favourite harmonica, and favourite key. The Meisterklasse is a heavy harmonica, extremely responsive, but very expensive.

Harmlessonica replied to the topic 'Beer Barrel Polka Bb (song of the monthJuly 2016)' in the forum. 13 hours 32 minutes ago

Excellent contribution Richard, thanks for sharing.

The first page of this site is like a bulletin board that shows activity in the various topics, or any messages posted directly there. You can click the blue links to go direct to the relevant topic, or use the menu on the black bar at the top of the page to go to the discussion forum, and browse the forum topics that way...

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Marcy replied to the topic 'Current Prices and a Little History' in the forum. 14 hours 43 minutes ago

Yeah, I agree that's definitely higher than it should be. I'm not sure why retailers in Canada are pricing so high, but luckily you can find better deals on those harps if you do some looking.

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pele66
Well played Richard .

Thank you pele66

richardarmstrong replied to the topic 'Beer Barrel Polka Bb (song of the monthJuly 2016)' in the forum. 20 hours 9 minutes ago

Thankyou Marcy.

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Dexer replied to the topic 'Current Prices and a Little History' in the forum. 22 hours 1 minute ago

Marcy wrote:

The list price is always quoted pretty high here too, Dexer, but a lot of retailers discount it. Like I said, I definitely shop around, and it makes a big difference.

I'm not quoting list prices or MSRP prices, Marcy. I'm quoting actual retail prices...the true selling price in Canada. For the Special 20...

From the Long & McQuade website (largest music store chain in Canada):

"SKU: # 307873
Model: # 560BX-C
Your Price: $68.99 CDN"

From musicianswebstore (the largest harmonica dealer in Canada):

"List Price: Cdn$ 93.95
Price: Cdn$ 68.99
52.43 USD 46.91 EUR"

Tom Lee Music (large Canadian dealer):

"HOHNER 560 Special 20 Diatonic Harmonica (key Of A) Key Of A
SKU: 24997
Online: Arriving Soon
CA$66.99"

lamusic.ca

"Hohner Special Harmonica 20 C
Our Price: $66.99"


Now, those prices are in Canadian dollars so a conversion to US dollars at today's rate makes that average to about $52.00US dollars. Nevertheless, $52.00US dollars is pretty outrageous. It still represents a 95% increase in the last 3 years..

At Long & McQuade, a Seydel Session Steel is currently $84.00CDN retail:

"SKU: # 404093
Model: # SH10301-A
Your Price: $84.00 CDN"

I still have two boxes with price tags for Session Steels that I bought in person at Long & Mcquade in 2014 and 2015. The first one is $69.50. The second is $73.50. Now, at $84.00CDN, that's a little over 20% in two years. I can live with that even if I don't like it.

Right now, I'm sticking to the incredible deals on Japanese harps. Hohner and Seydel prices are controlled with cartel like precision. Dealers rarely move within a couple of percentage points of each other. But you can really shop for Suzukis. As mentioned here and in other threads, I've grabbed some high end Suzukis for less than half the price of a Marine Band (getting both a Hammond and an Olive for little more than $26.00CDN ...or $20.00US each)

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Marcy replied to the topic 'Current Prices and a Little History' in the forum. 23 hours 9 minutes ago

The list price is always quoted pretty high here too, Dexer, but a lot of retailers discount it. Like I said, I definitely shop around, and it makes a big difference.

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